Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Scott Rosenberg is the Chairman of Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls one of the world's largest independent library of comic book characters which it adapts for film, television and all other media. Scott is also a Producer on the filmed version of his graphic novel creation, Cowboys & Aliens.
Scott began his career in the comic book industry at age of 13 with a mail order company to sell comics to make money to be able buy the comics he wanted. Scott became known for picking early hits from unknown writers and creators. After college, he started his own independent publishing company, Malibu Comics. His first launch, "Ex-Mutants” was an instant hit and Malibu became a leading independent comic book publisher during the comic book heyday of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He developed several industry game-changing paradigms including the computer color standard utilizing Adobe’s Photoshop software and artist free-agency, when he brokered a deal for several of the top-selling artists to defect from Marvel Comics and form Image Studios with a publishing deal at Malibu – all the while, breaking independent sales records in the industry. One of the new creators who Scott discovered was Lowell Cunningham, the creator of “Men in Black”, whose work was rejected by over 70 different publishers. Scott went on to broker the rights deal with Sony Pictures which led to “Men In Black” becoming the billion dollar franchise it is today. Scott sold Malibu Comics to Marvel Comics in 1994.
In 1996, Scott launched Platinum Studios with the plan of building one of the largest and best libraries of comic book characters in the world, and of bringing together the greatest of comic book and graphic novel talent to develop these characters into all storytelling formats. Since then, Scott scoured the world for rights to great comic book characters, in addition to creating them as part of the Platinum Studios Macroverse - a unique universe of characters that spans billions of years and multiple dimensions. Cowboys & Aliens hails from the Platinum Studios Macroverse. Scott and the Platinum Studios team, continue to look for exciting material with stories that need to be told, including through Platinum Studio’s Comic Book Challenge™ -- an “American Idol”-inspired competition for comic book creators around the world. Platinum Studios' library includes thousands of characters that have been published in millions of books around the world. Today, Scott creates, produces, and develops comic book properties for all media. His vision has allowed Platinum Studios to develop the business model of the future where properties are developed simultaneously for multiple distribution models, maximizing profitability, visibility and availability for everyone involved from the creator to the consumer.
Scott has been happily married since 1992, and lives in California with the three loves of his life: his wife and two daughters.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Brian Altounian's background includes business development, finance, operations and administration and he has applied those skills to a variety of start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, and public and private organizations.
Brian has worked extensively in the entertainment and high-tech industries, the bread and butter of Los Angeles' commercial culture. He has held management positions including Director, Vice President, President, and CEO. He recently concluded his tenure as a Board Member and Audit Committee Chairman of Cereplast, Inc. (CERP.OTC). In addition, he has served on the board of Machine Talker (MTKN.OTC) and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of XsunX, Inc. (XSNX.OTC).
His expertise is in the area of developing corporate infrastructure and preparing early-stage companies to access capital through the public equity markets and he has provided marketing support to a number of technology companies such as Warp9 (WNYN.OTC), Imaging3, Inc. (IMGG.OTC) and BioSolar, Inc (BSRC.OTC).
Prior to his adventures in the high-tech arena, he spent 12 years in the entertainment industry with a successful consulting practice, advising entertainment companies in the areas of finance, administration, operations and business development. His clients have included Disney Interactive, Two Oceans Entertainment Group, Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment, The Santa Barbara Grand Opera Association, International Documentary Association, In-Finn-Ity Productions and many others. He also held senior management positions in-house at Lynch Entertainment, Time Warner Interactive, National Geographic Television and WQED. He was Consulting Producer on Random 1, a reality television series that debuted in November 2005 on the A&E Network and Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary feature film, Lost in Woonsocket.
Altounian holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an undergraduate degree from UCLA. A native Southern Californian, he and his wife and children reside in Los Angeles. In June of 2007, he founded Lost & Found in America (www.lafia.org), a non-profit media organization designed to create awareness campaigns for community-based non-profits. LAFIA's mission is to use storytelling to save the world, one life at a time.
Chief Financial Officer
Orrin Halper, CPA (inactive) joined the Company in 2009 as the Company’s controller. From 2004 through 2009, Mr. Halper was controller for a consumer products distribution and sales company, trading on the OTCBB. Prior to 2004, Mr. Halper held VP-Finance and controller positions at several entertainment companies specializing in film production and distribution and post production. Mr. Halper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Vice President, Content Development
Dan has served as Platinum's Vice President of Content Development since January of 2007. Prior to that, he served as Platinum’s Communications Manager from December of 2002, coordinating their public relations efforts and managing multiple websites for the company, including the corporate site platinumstudios.com, the fan portal, jeremiahportal.com, and the Unique Experience alternate reality game.
For the past 10 years, Dan has worked extensively across the United States and Canada as a stuntman, fight choreographer, and teacher of movement and stage combat and is a world-recognized expert in fencing and swordfighting. Dan's stunt work includes multiple television shows and feature films both in the U.S. and abroad, including Oscar-nominated movies like Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Flags of Our Fathers, and Letters from Iwo Jima. Dan has held faculty positions at York University, the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, the University of Southern California, Cal State University, Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. During his various tenures, he has instructed students in acting, movement for actors, stage combat and clowning.
Dan received his undergraduate degree in theatre with a minor in philosophy from the University of Southern California. He also holds a graduate degree in acting and movement from York University, where he wrote his master's thesis on the use of the British quarterstaff.
Randy Greenberg is considered one of the best strategic and creative marketing and distribution minds in the global entertainment industry today. Over the past 22 years, Greenberg has been involved in the greenlighting, and marketing and distribution of more than 200 films and his campaigns have produced over $5 billion in theatrical revenues alone. Greenberg is well-known for bringing U.S.-type campaign strategy to a reluctant international marketplace. He has broken the molds in several marketing avenues and has motivated U.S.-centric media organizations to relinquish their authoritarian grasp on exclusive audio-visual material, allowing it to be used internationally day-and-date.
In January of 2005, Greenberg started The Greenberg Group, a global entertainment branding, marketing and distribution consultancy for Hollywood's "A" list of actors, actresses, directors, producers and financiers. As a transactional Executive Producer, Greenberg negotiates rights deals, financing deals, talent deals, production deals and international sales agent deals. In addition, he strategizes and coordinates worldwide pre-production, production and release marketing and distribution campaigns on films for his clients. The Greenberg Group has clients ranging from world-renowned star actors to award-winning writer-directors to multi-faceted production companies and a global comic book character-based media company.